Chris Coghlan is heading the 15-day disabled list.
Clark Spencer has the story.
Chris Coghlan might require surgery for a left knee injury he sustained on Sunday when he pied a teammate in the face following a walkoff victory on Sunday. Coghlan was placed on the 15-day disabled list after a MRI revealed he tore the meniscus cartilage in his left knee.
If Coghlan undergoes surgery, he would likely be out six to eight weeks. The Marlins are calling up Logan Morrison from Triple A New Orleans to take his spot on the roster, and manager Edwin Rodriguez has issued a ban on pie celebrations as the result of Coghlan's freak injury.
I really don't like the fact that they are banning celebrations. It seems to me instituting the Donnie Murphy example of just standing there and enjoying the moment might be a better way to go. Freak accidents happen. God forbid someone slips in the shower and the team rules those out too. But enough about my rant on knee jerk policies.
Losing Coghlan is a big thing and it creates a hole on the team. Now, we get to see if Logan Morrison is ready for the big stage. I think he will be, but it may take some time for him to get adjusted.
Edwin is thinking about moving Hanley to the leadoff position to see if the change of scenery will help get him jump started. Should this happen look for Danny to bat third. I mean after all he is leading the team in home runs, runs batted in and runs scored. It is not like the team would be hurt by the move. Once Hanley is back to hitting, the lineup can easily be adjusted back. Don't know if Edwin is going to make the change, but it isn't a horrible idea. Plus the fact, when Bonifacio plays it will move him down in the order. Granted he is preforming very well for him at the moment, but I really don't think it is a good idea to keep giving him the most at bats.
With any luck at all Coghlan won't need surgery, but even if he doesn't, it will probably take more than 15 days to heal.
Nothing has come easy this season, so why should this.